The Charlotte Hornets were trying to dump Lance Stephenson on someone else in the NBA, but after finding out no one wants him, they’ve pulled him back off the trade block.
Rajon Rondo is one of the best point guards in the NBA, and he was traded for what pretty much amounts to chump change on Thursday afternoon. Rondo’s value being so low is bad news for a separate team trying to make a trade of their own, as the Charlotte Hornets put Lance Stephenson on the trade block this week, only to be met by the sound of crickets.
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There seemed tone mild interested from the Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat, but both teams are shells of who they were last season. These are not the Eastern Conference Finals teams we saw last year, which may be why adding Lance Stephenson seemed like a solid idea.
Neither team pulled the trigger on a deal though, and as a result the Hornets have pulled Stephenson off the trade block after realizing no one wanted him at the price they liked.
This is hardly surprising, as Stephenson is hardly the player he was at the beginning of last season and is even less than the player we all came to loathe in the Conference Finals this past summer.
It’s kind of sad to see him fall so hard after looking so promising, but the bottom line is Stephenson has no value on the NBA trade market, at least not the value the Hornets are trying to save face with after handing him that ridiculous contract.
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